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NCSL in the News September 2012

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NCSL in the News: September 2012

Sept. 27

NCSL sponsors program to send state legislators into classrooms
State legislators from around the country are stopping into classrooms this year to meet with students as part of the "America's Legislators Back to School" program organized by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Huffington Post

Start of early voting puts campaign in crunch time
Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia allow voters to cast ballots early, without any excuse or justification. In fact, two states require that all ballots be cast by mail: Oregon and Washington state, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Omaha World-Herald

Health exchange deadline nears
Waiting until after the Nov. 6 election leaves only a small window to pull together exchange plans before the deadline, said Joy Wilson, health policy director for the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures. “Creating an exchange with a website, a call center, and other technological infrastructure takes time,” Wilson said. “Still, we’re only seeing a small number of states moving to complete their setups.” The Daily Journal

Absentee voting begins for general election
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Wyoming is among the 32 states that offer some type of early voting without needing a justification. Wyoming Tribune Eagle

K2 trend not slowing down
Statistics show that more people are experimenting with these drugs. Poison control centers are getting more calls about these drugs. Lawmakers are taking action. And yet, it's a multi-billion dollar industry that shows no signs of slowing down. NCSL data cited. CBS Fresno

Man up: preventing relationship violence
The National Conference of State Legislatures considers dating violence to be one of its priority issues. ksl.com

Sept. 26

Early voting means the election has already begun
According to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, a total of 26 states, plus the District of Columbia, allow for a combination of both no-excuse absentee voting and early in-person voting. In six other states, absentee voting by mail still requires an excuse, but early in-person voting is allowed. Talking Points Memo

Kindergarten exams gain steam, putting 5-year-olds to the test
About a dozen states, including Georgia and Maryland, have developed such broad assessments, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Reuters/Huffington Post

Campaigns pick Iowa poll sites for favored voters
The law is apparently the only one of its kind in the nation, said Jennie Bowser, who tracks election law at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The News-Sentinel

With US elections looming, NAACP takes bid to ensure former felons can vote to United Nations
According to the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures, most states and the District of Columbia automatically restore the right to vote to felons once their sentences are finished. Five states either require a waiting period or require ex-detainees to apply to recover their voting rights. KY3

Sept. 25

Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam
About a dozen states, including Georgia and Maryland, have developed such broad assessments, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Reuters

National Voter Registration Day under way across the US
Nearly 1,000 bills have been introduced in a total of 46 states since 2001, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, which tracks Voter ID laws. The Guardian

Closing arguments for S.C. voter ID law
Thirty-one states have laws that require voters to show some sort of identification -- not all the laws require a photo ID -- according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Voters in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Tennessee must show photo IDs. The Press-Citizen

Illinois a pioneer for prescription-drug assistance
Between 2000 and 2006, at least 26 states started some type of pharmaceutical-assistance program, or SPAP as they’re known. The number rose to 42 by 2009, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislators. The Freeport Journal Standard

Oklahoma law shakes up ID requirements for voters
There are 30 states in the U.S. with voter ID laws, and Oklahoma is one of 19 states that have a non-strict, non-photo voter ID law, because the voter registration card exception, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures website. The Oklahoma Daily

Sept. 24

What do teachers deserve? In Idaho, referendum may offer answer
At least 20 state legislatures addressed teacher tenure this year, most of them shifting power from unions to districts, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, a nonpartisan group. The New York Times

In voting, the early bird skips the line
Jennie Bowser of the National Conference of State Legislatures said the impact on turnout depends on who you ask. "The consensus seems to be...that it's not increasing voter turnout," said Bowser. "The people that vote already are also using early voting." CNN

Early voting forces presidential campaigns to alter tactics
Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia allow voters, without any excuse or justification, to cast ballots in person prior to election day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Los Angeles Times

Early voting spurs campaign before Obama-Romney debates
In total, 32 states and the District of Columbia offer some form of early, in-person balloting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Bloomberg Businessweek

University is uneasy as court ruling allows guns on campus
Some 21 states have an outright ban on concealed weapons on campuses, according to data compiled last month by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Two dozen states leave it up to individual universities and colleges to decide. The New York Times

How far would Michigan law's repeal turn back the clock?
You'll notice that the link I gave you to the National Conference of State Legislatures' database that the description of Proposal 1 ends with: "Repeal Public Act 72 of 1990." Public Act 72 established rules for emergency managers and what they were permitted and not permitted to do. Education Week

Holder, Michelle Obama weigh in on voting rights at DC dinner
The National Conference of State Legislatures characterizes the voter identification laws in five states as "strict photo" ID and says two additional states could join that rank this fall. Six other states have less stringent photo identification laws, the organization says. CNN

Voting laws deter Latinos, groups say
A dozen state legislatures passed rules last year requiring voters to present state-issued photo IDs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, although in four states the laws were vetoed by Democratic governors. The Washington Post in The San Francisco Chronicle

(Opinion) OUR VIEW: Alabama legislators deserve credit for cutting back on out-of-state trips this year, limiting travel expenses borne by taxpayers
Legislators who wanted to go to events such as the National Conference of State Legislatures had to pay the expense themselves, although sometimes with the help of stipends from the organizations staging the events. The Birmingham News

(Opinion) Wonkbook: The voter fraud fraud
Maps make everything better: Voter requirements by state, from the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Washington Post

Illinois was trendsetter in medication coverage assistance
The number rose to 42 by 2009, according to data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Peoria Journal Star

Oregon piloting a system to screen every pupil's readiness
Oregon's decision to measure every kindergartner is part of a national trend, said Jennifer Stedron, Colorado's director of early-childhood education who tracked every state's kindergarten assessment practices in her previous post at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Oregonian

Tighter rules for Capitol protests not unlike many other states'
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 23 states use metal detectors or X-ray bags at their Capitol entrances. The Wisconsin State Journal in The La Crosse Tribune

New York makes its hit list: Which plants and animals should be banned?
All but four states have a law that at least identifies invasive weeds to control, said Scott Hendrick, a policy analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Syracuse Post-Standard

Voter ID: Close elections drive amendment battle in Minnesota
By 2011, voter ID was "the hottest topic of legislation in the field of elections," according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Pioneer Press

New Jersey one of shrinking number of states without expansive voter identification laws
Thirty-one states require some form of identification at the polls, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Atlantic City Press

Sept. 21

The voter veto: on controversial issues, more citizens taking on lawmakers
"The increase in the use of both the recall and popular referenda are symptomatic of the political polarization that we're seeing both in American government and the electorate," says Jennie Bowser, who tracks ballot measures for the National Conference of State Legislatures. "The popular referendum is the tug back in that game of tug of war." NPR

High school football saving brains as game goes on
Between 2009 and 2011, 33 states plus the District of Columbia passed laws aimed at preventing concussions in youth sports, and another 15 states have introduced legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Chicago Tribune

Voter's guide to voting
The primary issues at the time, explains Jennifer Bower, a senior fellow at the bipartisan nonprofit National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), hinged more on ballot design, voting technology, voter education, and updating registration. Yahoo! News

Budget leaders eye cost of Medicaid expansion
Rep. George Flaggs said federal officials told the National Conference of State Legislatures recently that states could opt in or out of the Medicaid expansion at any time. The Daily Journal

Sept. 20

North Dakota Supreme Court won't hear med marijuana case
Seventeen states, including Montana, and the District of Columbia have approved marijuana for medical use, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. South Dakota voters have rejected the idea twice. AP/San Francisco Chronicle

Settlement in Colorado breastfeeding case
Colorado isn’t the only state with laws like this in place. Twenty-four states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Wall Street Journal

Obituary: Gary S. Olson
Gary S. Olson, age 57, died Sept. 18, 2012, after a four-year battle with melanoma. Gary was Staff Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures and President of the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Officers. The Record-Eagle

Georgia mother confronted for breastfeeding at Applebee's
In fact, the National Conference of State Legislatures says 45 states, including New York, have laws that specifically allow women to breastfeed in any public or private location. The Post-Standard

Sept. 19

Battle over federal voter-ID laws heating up in Congress
This year alone, voter-ID legislation was introduced in 32 states, the National Conference of State Legislatures says. The Washington Times

Angus King cites his $900 million business tax break program as a job creator
Thirty-eight states tax business property, but a 2002 report by the National Conference of State Legislatures said programs such as Maine’s BETR are "quite extensive." Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting in Bangor Daily News

Georgia Secretary of State encourages students to vote
Georgia is one of five states which has what the National Conference of State Legislatures classifies as a "strict ID law," along with Tennessee, Indiana, Kansas and Pennsylvania. CBS Macon

Sept. 18

Kentucky among 16 states needing excuse for early voting
No state in 2011 for the first time in a decade introduced any legislation to allow for some form of early voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Cincinatti.com

Bill would allow CU to ban guns
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 21 states have laws that ban carrying a concealed weapon on college campuses. NBC Denver

Sept. 17

Time to change the Voting Rights Act?
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 33 states have some kind of voter ID law. ABC News

Public pension issues likely to resurface
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, six of the seven states that enacted major legislation in 2012 had already undertaken pension reform in the past three years. Meridian Star

Election 2012: Understanding your voting rights
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 33 states have considered new laws involving photo identification for voting. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kawakami to attend Emerging Leaders Symposium in North Carolina
The state House of Representatives announced this week the 34-year-old politician from Kaua‘i has been selected to participate in the National Conference of State Legislatures Symposium for Emerging Leaders, to be held from Sept. 19-21 in North Carolina. The Garden Island

Sept. 14

IOP hosts voter ID debate
The panelists at the Thursday evening event were Jennie Bowser, senior fellow at the National Conference of State Legislatures; John H. Fund, senior editor of The American Spectator; Harvard Kennedy School professor Alex Keyssar ’69; and Tova A. Wang, fellow at Demos and The Century Foundation. The Harvard Crimson

This election needs lady votes – so make sure voter ID laws won’t stop you!
The National Conference of State Legislatures has put together this handy map, so check it out for more info on your state’s voter ID laws. Democratic Underground

Ohio legislature passes benefit changes for pensions
Twenty-nine states changed their pensions in 2011, and eight states have acted in 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Benefit News

Should the election focus on civil unions or gay marriage?
This leads to an ambiguous situation where same-sex partnership is concerned. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are only five states that recognize civil unions, but seven more (including California) grant some or most spousal rights to same-sex couples. Daily Trojan

Calif. law ends tax-free shopping for Amazon.com, other online retailers
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, states that currently collect sales tax are Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Washington, Pennsylvania. States that will collect in the future: New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee, South Carolina, California. CBS News

American U.: No new breast-feeding policy
In D.C., the Human Rights Act of 1977 was amended to give mothers "the right to breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where she has the right to be with her child," according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. WTOP

The time is now for South Carolina ethics reform
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wyoming don’t have commissions to provide external oversight of ethics laws.  Post and Courier

Sept. 13

Missouri lawmakers override veto of birth control bill
Although Missouri and 20 other states already had some sort of exemption from contraceptive coverage, Missouri's newly expanded law appears to be the first in the nation directly rebutting the federal contraception mandate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. AP/ABC News

Ohio Legislature passes benefit changes for five pensions
Twenty-nine states changed their pension systems in 2011, and eight states have acted in 2012, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Bloomberg

Early voting trend among states slowed
No state in 2011 for the first time in a decade introduced any legislation to allow for some form of early voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Kentucky Enquirer

Opinion: Our local retailers deserve e-fairness
In South Dakota, it’s $60.8 million per year alone according to the FY ’12 projections by the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Daily Republic

Hamrick says his judicial office will be in Carrollton
He chaired the Senate Study Committee to rewrite the Juvenile Justice Code and served on several committees for the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Times-Georgian

Sept. 12

Mitt Romney ad on welfare 'handout' is faulted
"They want to give states more flexibility so they can develop more effective approaches," said Jack Tweedie, a social services programs analyst at the conference. "States will want to figure out how to move recipients into work." The Boston Globe

U.S. State Pension Funding Ratios Declined in 2011
To help close the gap, 29 states made changes to their pensions in 2011, such as increasing employee contributions, raising the retirement age and revising automatic cost-of-living adjustments, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Bloomberg Businessweek

Voting 101: Becoming 'greater fools' on college campuses
Instead of faltering under these new restrictions, learn how to best navigate the specific regulations set by the state you're registered in. The National Conference of State Legislatures, or NCSL, Website has a plethora of information to check out. The Huffington Post

Opinion: Pennsylvania among worst states for ease of voting
An Associated Press report last week stated that an analysis of information from the National Conference of State Legislatures shows Pennsylvania is the most populous state that has not legalized at least one of four processes that other states are increasingly adopting: online voter registration or election-day registration, early voting and no-excuse absentee balloting. The Reporter

Opinion: Voting for participation
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Pennsylvania is the most populous state to not adopt one or more measures to increase voter registration and participation.  The Times-Tribune

Sept. 11

Voting laws in several states remain unsettled
The National Conference of State Legislatures has an interactive map tracking voter identification requirements across the country. NPR

Opinion: Better voting? ID could quell fears of fraud and suppression
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 12 states have a photo ID requirement, and 19 others require some kind of ID. Just 19 states, including Massachusetts, have no ID requirement, although those casting a ballot in a federal election for the first time must, under the Help America Vote Act, present some form of identification, regardless of the law in their state. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Opinion: Respecting the right to vote
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 18 states don't offer early voting. Twenty-one states don't even allow absentee voting unless a citizen provides an excuse. Tampa Bay Online

Sept. 10

State tests new emergency notification system at Capitol
"The emergency notification systems are relatively new technology that a handful of states are now implementing in their Capitol buildings," said Morgan Cullen, a policy analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Cullen said an email survey he did of states showed that Washington state joins Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Nevada and North Carolina. A notification system also was unveiled in Oregon in August, according to the Oregon State Police. AP/The Columbian

In Dover, bills often approved, but minority fumes over process
"Some states are extraordinarily close in terms of partisan numbers, and everything gets put through an electoral prism, and then there’s this sort of unified government," said Tim Storey, who studies the organization and habits of state assemblies for the National Conference of State Legislatures. "When you’ve got one party control, those are the states at the top of the list in terms of enactment." The News-Journal

Michigan Sec of State keeping citizen check-off box
The controversy comes as voter identification laws tighten across the country. Michigan is already among 17 states that require or request a photo ID of voters when they cast ballots, though not all of the laws have taken effect, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. AP/The Detroit News

Making Pa. legislature part-time finds some support
Most states have what the National Conference of State Legislatures calls "hybrid" governing bodies, in which lawmakers work as much as 70 percent of the year on official business but also hold other jobs. The Philadelphia Inquirer

In looming federalism fight, three states say feds can't 'unmarry' gay couples
The National Conference of State Legislatures says 38 states have passed legislation barring same-sex marriages while six states, including the three involved in the New York case, currently allow such unions. The Christian Science Monitor

States say gay couples can't be 'unmarried': What does it mean for the feds?
The National Conference of State Legislatures says 38 states have passed legislation barring same-sex marriages while six states, including the three involved in the New York case, currently allow such unions. Washington and Maryland also passed gay marriage laws, but they have not yet taken effect. The Alaska Dispatch

Pa. lags other states in liberalizing voting laws
Based on an analysis of information from the National Conference of State Legislatures, Pennsylvania is now the most populous state that has not legalized at least one of four processes that other states are increasingly adopting: online voter registration or election-day registration, early voting and no-excuse absentee balloting. AP/The Philadelphia Inquirer

Opinion: Early voting in Florida wasn't hurt by new law
Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia offer in-person early voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Sales tax for Amazon begins next week
States estimate they lose $23 billion in annual sales taxes, some $11.5 billion of it from online purchases, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Union City Patch

New Alabama DUI law requires ignition interlock device for offenders
All 50 states have some sort of ignition interlock law, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Alabama is now one of 14 other states that require mandatory ignition interlock devices on first convictions. The Anniston Star

Citizens' group on lookout for voter fraud
Thirty-one states, but not California, have some type of voter ID requirement, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Press-Enterprise

Campaigns dialing up high rate of robocalls
Campaigns that place robocalls in Wisconsin face little regulation. Fourteen states regulate political robocalls but the restrictions vary, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Sheboygan Hub

Kansas supports suit opposing concealed-carry permit restrictions
Kansas is one of 39 states with a concealed-carry law on the books that doesn’t require a person to give a reason for needing the license, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The Wichita Eagle

Sept. 7

Immigration bills stall in Missouri and Kansas
"A lot of folks talked about the Supreme Court case...as a reason to pause and see what they could d," said Ann Morse, program director for the Immigrant Policy Project at the National Conference of State Legislatures. "I am waiting for next year to see if states want to go forward and do more with what the Supreme Court has just authorized them to do. How will they take this authority? Do they want to get more engaged?" The Kansas City Star

Nonprofit groups urge lawmakers not to kill specialty license plates
Anne Teigen, a policy analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures who spoke to the committee via video from Denver, said gay rights, racism, abortion and other contentious issues had surfaced over specialty plates in other states and that several states were reconsidering offering plates at all or setting stricter qualifications. AP/Chicago Sun-Times

Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary at WSCC Sept. 29
In August 2001, DLAM made a major breakthrough in the legislative support arena. After a year of planning and organizing by Peter and Jim Costa, California State Senator and President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the NCSL and DLAM crafted a resolution with the input of the major educational associations of America which was subsequently endorsed by the NCSL. Ludington Daily News

Sept. 6

Nonprofit groups urge state lawmakers not to kill specialty plates
Anne Teigen, a policy analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures who spoke to the committee via video from Denver, said gay rights, racism, abortion and other contentious issues had surfaced over specialty plates in other states and that several states were reconsidering offering plates at all or setting stricter qualifications. AP/MySanAntonio

Norelli assumes leadership of National Conference of State Legislatures
The gavel of leadership of the National Conference of State Legislatures was passed to N.H. State Rep. Terie Norelli, who became the NCSL's president in August at the 2012 Legislative Summit in Chicago. Seacoast Online

Report: States dealing with more female offenders
Violent juvenile crime has fallen over the last decade - good news - but the numbers of American girls getting into trouble have continued to increase, according to a report released Tuesday by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Corrections.com

Opinion: Thorough sex ed should be required, encouraged
The National Conference of State Legislatures reveals how much variation exists for sexual education requirements. Thirty-three States require that students learn about HIV and AIDS. Only 21 states require that public schools teach sex education. The Daily Nebraskan

American Motorcyclist Association news and notes September 2012
AMA Government Affairs Manager Imre Szauter, along with AMA Board member Jim Viverito, attended the bipartisan National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit, at the McCormick Place West convention center, Aug. 6-9, to educate state lawmakers and their staffs about motorcycling issues. Motorcycle USA

Sept. 5

Comparing Texas pension plan to other states
Texas public pensions said moving away from traditional defined-benefit plans wouldn’t shrink their unfunded liabilities, in contrast to money-saving steps to end lifetime guarantees by states from Rhode Island to Kansas. Bloomberg

Connecticut ends FY 2012 with $143 mln deficit - comptroller
Although many U.S. states have seen revenues revive since the last recession, the National Conference of State Legislatures in August said year-end balances as a percentage of general fund spending, at just 0.1 percent to 4.9 percent, are projected in nearly a quarter of the states. Reuters

Opinion: A legislative perspective
The need for improving civic education is definitely there. Last year, a report by the National Conference of State Legislatures found that only a third of Americans could name all three branches of government, while another third could not name any. The Floyd County Times

Special interests push policy at convention parties
Fracking-related legislation now is pending in 19 states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Indianapolis Star/USA Today

Opinion: Spending reform - not tax restraints - key to solving budget crisis
The National Conference of State Legislatures reports that Washington and California are the only two states showing negative ending balances for the 2012 fiscal year, though it’s expected to balance this year. The News Tribune

Sept. 4

Oklahoma voter ID law different from other states, experts say
Experts say Oklahoma's recently enacted voter-identification law is substantially different from similar requirements that have been successfully challenged in other states. Tulsa World
    
GOP not alone in cutting costs for public pensions
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 29 states enacted pension reforms last year, up from 21 states in 2010. The Fiscal Times

Amid lawsuits and controversy, states prepare for voter ID
States have taken a host of measures to prepare for November's elections under new or stricter voter identification laws enacted around the country since 2010. Virginia and 10 other states either enacted new laws or tightened existing ones in the past two years that compel voters to bring identification with them to their polling places, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Richmond Times-Dispatch

Congress looks at sales taxes for online purchases
The National Conference of State Legislatures has estimated that during 2012 states will lose $23.3 billion in sales-tax revenue from out-of-state online sales and that is the reason this bill is moving forward, Melugin said. The Vindicator

Nevada lawmaker seeks bill to implement 'Buy American' preference for public works projects
Carlton said she heard a brief presentation on the concept at a recent National Conference of State Legislatures meeting in Chicago. Las Vegas Informer

Virginia could host an election-night nightmare
Virginia and 10 other states either enacted new laws or tightened existing ones in the past two years that compel voters to bring identification with them to their polling places, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.  AP/Richmond Times-Dispatch

Voter ID laws face federal legislation
Georgia joins eight other states in the strictest of voter ID laws, requiring voters to present government-issued ID to vote, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. University of Georgia's Red and Black newspaper

Opinion: Rock the vote, but bring your picture I.D.
Texas may be a whole other country in ads, but it's a lot like Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Georgia, Kansas, Idaho, Hawaii and South Dakota. Those states have voter I.D. laws on the books, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Understanding the Affordable Care Act
New Mexico is one of 26 states that has some form of codified contraceptive mandate. In New Mexico, most health insurance plans that provide a prescription drug benefit must also cover contraceptive drugs or devices. Los Cruces Sun-News

Democrats say Shipley embracing plan to end Medicare
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, seven states have enacted laws intended to create so-called “Interstate Health Compacts” taking a first step toward allowing a group of states to establish broad health care programs operating outside the ACA. Kingsport Timesnews

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